Weekend Read: Revenge of the Micromanager

  It's the weekend, and you feel more relief than joy. We may know why. Is your boss a micromanager? These are managers who want to be involved in every step of each assignment they give to their employees. They ask for more frequent reports than are needed, and generally want to exercise as much … Continue reading Weekend Read: Revenge of the Micromanager

Look Where The Rocks Are

A few minutes ago I browsed some  job openings on LinkedIn. I imagined I was totally unemployed, and tried to get in character; measuring my reactions to the posts, paging through the list of qualifications. Was I feeling overwhelmed, underqualified, or completely capable? I tried to imagine what it is like for you; searching for … Continue reading Look Where The Rocks Are

Sometimes We Need a little Push

In 2009, I was asked to write a "blurb" for my friend Carl Wellenstein's book 12 Steps To A New Career.  I was so flattered to be asked; I'd never composed a blurb before. But the words were honest. I had just secured a new position, and Carl helped me get to the starting line. … Continue reading Sometimes We Need a little Push

Right Under Your Nose

My friend pinged me on Facebook yesterday. "I'm thinking about teaching a class on using social media to broadcast information about entertainment.." She asked if I had ever heard about Skillshare. I told her yes, I was aware of what they do; it's a very cool business model. We all have a talent or skill; … Continue reading Right Under Your Nose

People Everywhere, But No Friend in Sight

When researchers look at the human condition of loneliness, we would at first glance assume the studies focus on the elderly, or perhaps single young people living in big cities. There's a relatively new field of loneliness research I discovered in this article in last Sunday's New York Times - the workplace. Go into your office today … Continue reading People Everywhere, But No Friend in Sight